Man City's Tevez favourite to notch on Burnley trip

Tags: Football

Published: 18:26 02/04/2010

Manchester City travel across Lancashire to face Burnley at Turf Moor after putting themselves firmly back in the race for fourth place. The Blues overcame Roberto Martinez's stubborn Wigan side on Monday to win 3-0 at Eastlands, with Argentinian striker Carlos Tevez sealing a hat-trick in stunning style. Tevez, loved by City fans and loathed in equal measure by his former club Manchester United, has had a tremendous season and proved that he can notch at a prolific rate in the Champions League. He has scored 19 goals in the Premier League and scored 6 times in the Carling Cup before Roberto Mancini's side were eliminated at the semi-final stage by the Red Devils. Tevez is a solid 4/1 with Bet365 to score first in the game on Saturday evening. Following City's win over Wigan on Monday, Mancini heaped praise on his talismanic forward and predicted that his side will clinch a place in the lucrative Champions League. He said: "It was an important win. It wasn't easy because Wigan played good football and it was especially difficult in the first half. "We improved in the second half and then after the sending off it was too easy. The red card changed the game. "Carlos is a fantastic striker and I hope he continues like this in the run-in. "If we fight like we did in the second half, we will probably finish fourth." The game is live on ESPN, with kick-off at 5.30pm. Odds correct at time of writing and are subject to change.

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